Not Carnality but Christ
1If then you were ⚓raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, ⚓where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2Set your mind on things above, not on things on the ⚓earth.
3⚓For you died, ⚓and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4⚓When Christ who is⚓our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in ⚓glory.
5⚓Therefore put to death ⚓your members which are on the earth: ⚓fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, ⚓which is idolatry.
6⚓Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon ⚓the sons of disobedience,
7⚓in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
8⚓But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
9Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
10and have put on the new man who ⚓is renewed in knowledge ⚓according to the image of Him who ⚓created him,
11where there is neither ⚓Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, ⚓but Christ is all and in all.
Character of the New Man
12Therefore, ⚓as the elect of God, holy and beloved, ⚓put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
13⚓bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14⚓But above all these things ⚓put on love, which is the ⚓bond of perfection.
15And let ⚓the peace of God rule in your hearts, ⚓to which also you were called ⚓in one body; and ⚓be thankful.
16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another ⚓in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17And ⚓whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
The Christian Home
18⚓Wives, submit to your own husbands, ⚓as is fitting in the Lord.
19⚓Husbands, love your wives and do not be ⚓bitter toward them.
20⚓Children, obey your parents ⚓in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21⚓Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
22⚓Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
23⚓And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
24⚓knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; ⚓for you serve the Lord Christ.
25But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and ⚓there is no partiality.